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Fund FMDAX Nuveen Small Cap Index A SCHA Schwab US Small-Cap ETF™ IJR iShares Core S&P Small-Cap  
100% 97% 98%
Annual Fees
(0.77% Exp. Ratio)
(0.06% Exp. Ratio)
(0.07% Exp. Ratio)
Future Est. Balance in 30 yrs
Assuming 5.71% annual return
$42,012.24 $52,031.51 $51,875.55
Est. savings over 30 yrs +$10,019.27 +$9,863.31
As of 9/30/16
1 YR RETURN 14.85%
3 YR 6.09%
5 YR 15.18%
10 YR 6.57%
1 YR RETURN 15.16%
3 YR 7.64%
5 YR 16.68%
10 YR --
1 YR RETURN 18.14%
3 YR 9.01%
5 YR 17.82%
10 YR 8.64%
The investment seeks to provide investment results that correspond to the performance of the Russell 2000® Index. The fund generally invests at least 90% of the sum of its net assets and the amount of any borrowings for investment purposes in common stocks included in the Russell 2000 Index. This index measures the performance of the 2,000 smallest companies in the Russell 3000 Index (which is made up of the 3,000 largest U.S. companies based on total market capitalization). The fund may invest in stock index futures contracts, options on stock indices, and options on stock index futures ("derivatives") on the Russell 2000 Index.
The investment seeks to track as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the total return of the Dow Jones U.S. Small-Cap Total Stock Market Index. The fund invests at least 90% of net assets in stocks that are included in the index. The index includes the small-cap portion of the Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index actually available to investors in the marketplace. The Dow Jones U.S. Small-Cap Total Stock Market Index includes the components ranked 751-2500 by full market capitalization. The index is a float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index.
The investment seeks to track the investment results of the S&P SmallCap 600® (the "underlying index"), which measures the performance of the small-capitalization sector of the U.S. equity market. The fund generally invests at least 90% of its assets in securities of the underlying index and in depositary receipts representing securities of the underlying index. It may invest the remainder of its assets in certain futures, options and swap contracts, cash and cash equivalents, as well as in securities not included in the underlying index, but which the advisor believes will help the fund track the underlying index.

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